On May 6th, 2020 Member of Parliament and leader of the Green Party of Canada, Elizabeth May declared that “oil is dead.”
As you and I both knew at the time, this just simply was not true. Yes it is true that the Covid crisis had erased a record amount of oil demand, and the Saudi-Russia price war had crushed oil prices, but since then global oil demand has recovered by 89% - a nearly 13 million barrels per day increase!
May’s “Oil is Dead” comments were insensitive to the hundreds of thousands of Canadians who earn their living in the energy sector. Her cavalier dismissal of one of Canada’s largest and most important industries was nothing more than an attempt to score political points with those who oppose responsible natural resource development.
But facts matter.
Every credible forecast proves the world will continue to need oil and its derivatives for decades to come. People all over the world prefer Canadian oil made the Canadian way. So shouldn’t the world get their oil from Canada, a country with one of the strongest records on environmental performance and human rights?
Today we are asking you to help us let Elizabeth May and all of her followers know that oil isn’t dead.
And while you're at it, make sure you follow us on twitter.
Tweet at MP Elizabeth May to remind her that oil isn’t dead, oil is essential. Let her know that Canada can, and should meet the rebounding world demand.